News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries. Hot topics Cochrane review: codeine versus placebo for cough in children In this review the authors conclude that codeine (or its derivatives) should not be used for cough in children <12 […]

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JAMA Neurol. 2016 May 16. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.0383. [Epub ahead of print] The Association of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms and the Risk of Falling. Kolb NA, Smith AG, Singleton JR, et al A secondary analysis of a prospective study was performed to determine the association between the symptoms of taxane/platinum chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) and the […]

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It’s good to talk and even better to communicate effectively

by Dr Ollie Minton, Macmillan consultant and honorary senior lecturer in palliative medicine I remember the old British Telecom adverts moving from Maureen Lipman’s “ooh he’s got an ology” to the final incarnation of Bob Hoskins “It’s good to talk”. I’m fairly certain after this, the internet took off and the simple phone call was […]

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Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2016 End-of-life care for people with chronic kidney disease: cause of death, place of death and hospital costs. Kerr M, Matthews B, Medcalf JF, O’Donoghue D. Associations between chronic kidney disease (CKD), place of death and hospital costs in adults with CKD in England in the final 3 years of life. Using […]

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News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website with over 30,000 members from 169 Countries. Safety issues Nasogastric tube misplacement: continuing risk of death and severe harm A stage two (resource) patient safety alert (NHS/PSA/RE/2016/006) has been issued to help support implementation of the previous alerts […]

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Support Care Cancer. 2016 Patient and health care provider perceptions of cancer-related fatigue and pain. Williams LA, Bohac C, Hunter S, Cella D. Surveys were used to determine the impact of fatigue and pain and compare perceptions of patients with cancer and oncologists/oncology nurses. From a random sample of adult patients from the general US […]

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Kate Granger

by Dr Mark Taubert, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff On  July 23, 2016, Dr. Kate Granger died at St Gemma’s Hospice. Goodbye  Kate. Some words. Where can we live, but days? A message you sent me in October 2013 read, “I have high expectations of myself & what I can achieve – I […]

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Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 Mar 27. doi: 10.1002/gps.4463. [Epub ahead of print] The management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in the acute general medical hospital: a longitudinal cohort study. White N, Leurent B, Lord K, et al A longitudinal cohort study of 230 patients with dementia admitted to two UK hospitals assessed […]

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Palliat Med. 2016 Mar 24. pii: 0269216316640421. [Epub ahead of print] Perspectives of people with mild intellectual disabilities on care relationships at the end of life: A group interview study. Bekkema N, de Veer AJ, Hertogh CM, Francke AL. Seven group interviews including 33 people with mild intellectual disabilities in the Netherlands explored care relationships […]

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